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Pineneedle Milkweed

Asclepias linaria

Photo credit: Dick Culbert Gibsons, B.C. Canada


Monarch in May

Photo credit: Kenneth Dwain Harrelson


Queen Butterfly

Photo credit: Christopher Down

Sometimes mistaken for a Monarch


Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Photo credit: Jason Hollinger


NW Native Plant Journal, February 2016

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This issue of the Journal continues our story of Monarch Butterflies with a simple recipe you can use to join the rescue. It really is easy and very low-cost, a good family or neighborhood project.

Meet some hardy native perennials that can beautify your yard.

Part 2 of leafy lore is included here.

And gorgeous pictures!

Calendar 2016: Native shrubs for the NW landscape

This yearís calendar brings 12 landscape shrubs or small trees which are a bit unusual in that each one bears a gift for your garden.

These are easy to grow plants, well behaved, and attractive at different times of the year.

In the mix are edibles for humans and/or wildlife, flowers suitable for cutting; there is blazing fall color and fragrance for the garden; parts of some plants are known for their medicinal qualities; others offer materials for crafts or household uses. And, for the most part, these native plants are rarely found in the ordinary garden.

Take a walk on the wild side the way many of the Original Peoples here still do: invite an old-time visitor to return to your garden. Itís a natural!

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No, we are not a nursery Originally our website was all about a native plant nursery, Wallace W Hansen Northwest Native Plants. But in 2011, all that changed when the nursery closed its doors for good. We felt it was imperative to preserve the vast amount of native plant information, so the website morphed from a commercial entity into what you see today: an ever-expanding non-profit repository of information about plants native to the Pacific Northwest. We donít have plants, we donít sell anything, we do share everything we know about native plants.

If you have questions about native plants, if thereís a plant you want help identifying, if you have thoughts or photos youíd like to share, hereís how to contact us:

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Notice: Photos on this website, unless otherwise indicated, were taken by me (Jennifer Rehm), by the former nursery's staff photographer, JoAnn Onstott, are licensed via the Creative Commons Share-and-Share Alike, or have been released into the public domain and are free for anyone to use.

ABOUT WALLY

(How I met the garden's master)

Once upon an autumn weekend (I think it was around 1995), a fellow gardener and I planned to visit a nursery close to Salem, Oregon. I'd found a small ad in the local newspaper's classifieds offering native plants for sale. The idea of including natives in our gardens was novel and intriguing. I was sparsely acquainted with this genre,

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